On 5-6 May 2016 Entry Point North participated at a workshop arranged under the ASEAN Air Transport Integration Project, AATIP. The project supports the ASEAN countries in developing Air Traffic Management in the region and is funded by the European Union. This particular workshop was aimed at discussing the development of a harmonised ASEAN ATM Master Plan and took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Entry Point North, represented by Sales Manager Andreas Fredriksson, was invited to deliver a presentation about Training and Human Performance. Being owned by Air Navigation Service providers in four different countries, Entry Point North shared its experience on training harmonisation within Scandinavian countries, Ireland and Hungary. The academy is also working closely with COOPANS – the 5 ANPS alliance collaborating in coordination of system requirements.
During the presentation, Andreas described the benefits of harmonised training, for example the increased quality of training as well as reducing training costs. He also suggested the inclusion of a special chapter within the ASEAN ATM Master Plan dedicated to Human Performance and Training, specifically focused on training harmonisation in the region. Instead of each country developing their own training programmes and materials, it is clearly more beneficial to cooperate and Entry Point North can offer further consultation in the coming years.
The ten countries representing the ASEAN Free Trade Area countries are: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia and the Philippines.